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Old 02-19-2014, 07:43 PM   #17791
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I just started dinner.
I'm out of frozen biscuits so will make mashed potatoes instead for my creamed turkey.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:53 PM   #17792
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Researching Las Vegas.....I've never been to Vegas before, and neither of us are gamblers...
We walked around some of the casinos when we drove our son back from CA. Himself marveled at all the different looks of architecture. He said we should go back to see more of it. Meh. I saw all I need to in those 2 1/2 or 3 hours. It was total sensory overload, between the noise and the lights. And we were walking around at 3:00AM! There is so much light pollution the poor birds were out as if it was mid-day.

I second pac's suggestion for the Hoover Dam. Even if you don't take the tour (forgot how much it was) there is still enough to see that will make your jaw drop!

Our route took us through Henderson NV. I have a cousin I don't really keep in touch with who lives there. As we drove along, looking at all the developments and houses lining the road, all I could think of was that old folk song that starts "little houses on the hillside". Yup, they all looked pretty ticky-tacky.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:05 PM   #17793
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Las Vegas was a big disappointment for me. I guess I have heard so much about how amazing it is that it ended up being a letdown. We have been there twice and had fun, but my thought was "Is this it?"

My husband's brother and wife live in Henderson. They have been there since 2000 and they bought a very nice house in a nice housing plan. The houses do not have much property with them, and I don't understand the high cement walls around them. It's a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:12 PM   #17794
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Cat, I'm glad to hear that it was a "harmless cyst." Now you can relax. When I had my biopsy done I was awake with just a local anesthetic. I talked to the doctor and his nurse the whole time. Mine was also harmless but it's always better to get these things checked.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:35 PM   #17795
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Hi! Everything went well, except I threw up a LOT after waking up but there was nothing to come up....
So glad it all worked out for you. We all pretty much told you the cyst shouldn't be a problem, but it's nice to know you had an actual, trained medical professional tell you that too! And a lot of people keep throwing up. Poor Himself started up each time he heard someone else hurle! They finally had me take him home...along with a bucket for "just in case". The motion of the car wasn't good. Had to pull off the road twice.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:36 PM   #17796
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Cat, what a relief! Hugs to you!

Thanks guys, Las Vegas was never on my bucket list, but we'll already be there anyway, may as well make the best of it. We have friends who go all the time, but all they do is gamble and they don't really pay much attention to anything else. We don't gamble, and we're not into shopping. I did notice the Bellagio has a big aquarium, so I may pack our masks, fins, and snorkels. Oh wait, they won't allow us to swim in it. Bummer. Oh well, it should be an experience! Would love to see Hoover Dam, but we only have 2 days.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:47 PM   #17797
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Dawglover, there are some interesting sites to see in some of the casinos. The one I enjoyed most was the lions in the MGM. I don't know if they still have them because of animal rights activists. We do gamble, but we did a lot more sightseeing there than gambling. Also, try to see the fountain at the Beloggio at night. It's beautiful.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:04 PM   #17798
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Dawglover, there are some interesting sites to see in some of the casinos. The one I enjoyed most was the lions in the MGM. I don't know if they still have them because of animal rights activists. We do gamble, but we did a lot more sightseeing there than gambling. Also, try to see the fountain at the Beloggio at night. It's beautiful.
Thanks Carol! We're staying at the Bellagio. Looks like there's lots of things to do and great places to eat!
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:18 PM   #17799
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Cat, what a relief! Hugs to you!

Thanks guys, Las Vegas was never on my bucket list, but we'll already be there anyway, may as well make the best of it. We have friends who go all the time, but all they do is gamble and they don't really pay much attention to anything else. We don't gamble, and we're not into shopping. I did notice the Bellagio has a big aquarium, so I may pack our masks, fins, and snorkels. Oh wait, they won't allow us to swim in it. Bummer. Oh well, it should be an experience!
Be sure to ask Steve Kroll for resto suggestions. Unless I am misremembering, he used to live there.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:12 PM   #17800
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Thank you all!

I'm just tired. My stuff didn't hurt too much. I did manage to make a nice dinner but now it really hurts. What is this? Every time I move my arm, this hurts now! Uckkk!

I don't like these painkillers but I had to take one.

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